The Pioneer Theatre Guild has been busy rehearsing for what promises to be yet another memorable theatrical experience.
The Theatre Guild will present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” on five upcoming dates:
- Saturday, April 25, 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, April 26, 2 p.m. matinee
- Friday, May 1, 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, May 2, 2 p.m. matinee & 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, May 3, 2 pm matinee
The Guild is privileged to be one of a handful of high schools in the U.S. to be presenting “The Little Mermaid” before rights are released to schools and community theater groups nationwide.
This is the fourth musical pilot that Theatre Guild has done for Music Theatre International, one of the world’s leading theatrical licensing agency. The previous ones were “Willy Wonka -Two Act” (2008), “Miss Saigon School Edition” (2008), and “Shrek The Musical” (2013).
Tickets are $10 for students, seniors 65 and older, and PHS Staff; and $15 for adults.
Reserved seating tickets will be available in advance at showtix4u.com beginning on April 15.
Admission tickets will be available at the door starting one hour before each performance at www.ptguild.org.
With a charming and lyrical score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and based on the beloved 1837 book by Hans Christian Andersen, this show highlights the deepest of conflicts: the relationship between a father and daughter who have fundamental disagreements about life, despite their love for each other.
Based on the iconic Disney movie, the musical premiered on Broadway in 2007, ran for several years and was revamped and produced at Paper Mill Playhouse in 2013 to glowing reviews.
The director is Alex Prakken; co-director and choreographer, Emma Sohlberg; music director, Barrett Riggins; assistant director, Matthew Kunkel; assistant choreographer, Aline Mayagolita; and orchestra director, Tyler Driskill.
The play is based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney Film produced by Howard Ashman and John Musker, which was written and directed by John Musker and Ron Clements.
All performances will be held in Pioneer’s Schreiber Auditorium.
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